Put two spaces after each sentence.
Apparently that's wrong! It changed years ago, and I NEVER KNEW. Until a year ago or so, that is. (Are you doing it wrong, too? Read this article.) Here's the quote in the article that really got me:
"I talk about 'type crimes' often, and in terms of what you can do wrong, this one deserves life imprisonment. It's a pure sign of amateur typography."
I don't know about you, but I pride myself on being a law-abiding typist. LIFE IMPRISONMENT doesn't sound all that fun, so I re-trained myself. It wasn't easy, but now I sleep better at night without that crushing guilt weighing me down.
What about you?
Were you taught right the first time? Or did you have to reteach yourself as well? Or are you still doing it wrong but you never knew and now that I told you that crushing guilt is going to keep you awake at night and curse me(!) for ever bringing it up?
And this, just because it's funny: My son typed a report for school, and wanted me to look at it before he printed it out. It looked a little something like this:
I looked at it and said, "It's good... except for all these extra spaces everywhere! What the Sam Hill is up with that?"
To which my son replied, "Oh, it's supposed to be that way. My teacher told us to double-space it."
Have I mentioned how much I love my kids?
Happy spacing, everyone.
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